Eira by Kelly G.


December 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
25 stitches and 25 rows = 4 inches
in Snowflake pattern (blocked)
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
50 - 250 yards (46 - 229 m)
Each ornament is approx. 4.75-5.25" (12 - 13.5 cm) square
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Eira is a set of five ornaments, all with different snowflake patterns. Use these as individual ornaments on a tree, or string them all together to make a lovely garland for holiday decorating.

Each ornament features a Fair Isle snowflake in the front, and a plain stockinette back. The two pieces are knit separately, then stuffed and whip stitched to create a 3D ornament.

These are the perfect little project for holiday gift-giving, and for those extra bits of skeins you have from other projects throughout the year. Each ornament uses approximately 35 yds of the main colour and 15 yards of the contrast colour. Stuff them with more yarn scraps, batting, or wool.

Each ornament is approximately 4.75-5.25” (12 - 13.5 cm) square. While gauge is provided, these ornaments can be knit with any weight yarn (although it will affect the overall size of your finished ornaments).

Techniques Used

  • Fair Isle knitting (right side and wrong side)
  • Reading charts
  • Whip stitch


  • Main colour (snowflake, border, and back): approx. 35 yds/ornament
  • Contrast colour (background): approx. 15 yds/ornament
  • Plus scrap yarn or wool to stuff